Monetary Donations

We are a 501c3 tax exempt non profit. We accept monetary donations via check or PayPal . Our major expense is mailing out packages of books to our readers in Missouri prisons

We spend approximately $500 per month on mailing costs. Any contribution you can make to off set this cost is greatly appreciated and helps us to respond to more requests.The average cost to mail a package of up to three books in response to a prisoner’s request is $4.19

Book Donations

Please note: Donation pick-up & drop off will be on winter break from December 2, 2022 until January 22, 2023. We will resume our Thursday pick-up round on January 26, 2023.

If you live in the city of St. Louis or the near-metropolitan area, we can in many cases pick up your book donations. We accept both hardback and paperback books in good condition. Books that do not match our readers’ interests, we give away, or sell to provide funds to ship books to prisons. Contact us to arrange a drop off or a pick up .

Please note the following about books we cannot send as they get rejected by prisons: (1) Books that have water or other liquid damage. (2) Materials with warped pages, stains, discoloration, or mold (3) Underlined or marked texts. (4) Books with their covers removed. (5) Former library books (6) Great Books Series, Reader’s Digest Books, or Encyclopedias. Please understand that we cannot take books in large plastic tubs or large boxes. They are simply too heavy to move.

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